Since its launch in Glasgow in 2019, the Climate Heritage Network has achieved numerous milestones, and is announcing today the members of its Steering Committee for 2022-24. As a founding member and its Secretariat, ICOMOS has been working with the CHN to mobilise art, culture and heritage for climate action.
ICOMOS publishes a new thematic study on the cultural heritages of water in tropical and subtropical Eastern and South-Eastern Asia
The European Cultural Heritage Skills Alliance CHARTER, Erasmus+ funded project of which ICOMOS is a full partner, has released a new report: “Cultural heritage education & training in Europe – pathways to qualifications” by Working Package 3 (Vocational Education and Training [VET] and beyond).
To add to the already substantial national alarm, raised among others by ICOMOS Japan, ICOMOS is issuing a worldwide Heritage Alert, our most consequential expression of concern, to amplify awareness of the imminent and irreversible threats to the Takanawa Chikutei maritime railway track embankment (Japan) in the form of its on-going, partial but substantial destruction after its rescue excavation and recording.
In November 2021, ICOMOS adopted a new Triennial Scientific Plan 2021-24 – Cultural Heritage and Climate Action. This is the first to ambitiously attempt a coordinated effort amongst ALL ICOMOS members and Committees to focus on a single scientific issue.
In 1982, ICOMOS established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, followed by UNESCO adoption during its 22nd General Conference. Each year, on this occasion, ICOMOS proposes a theme for activities to be organized by its members, ICOMOS National and International Scientific Committees, Working Groups and partners, and anyone who wants to join in marking the Day.
Building on last year’s theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures” – for 2022, we call on you all to explore the theme: Heritage and Climate through open, constructive and intergenerational dialogues.
On the occasion of the 2nd ALIPH Donors’ and Partners’ Conference, ICOMOS President Teresa Patrício and ALIPH Executive Director Valéry Freland signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Louvre on 31 January 2022. This MOU is a commitment to strengthen our shared efforts for the protection of heritage, particularly in conflict and post-conflict areas.
- ICOMOS Publishes Commentary on Nature-Culture Keywords, New Resource for Heritage Field
- Results of the ICOMOS 2021 Annual General Assembly
- ICOMOS collaborates with Eesti Kunstiakadeemia/Estonian Academy of Arts to organise a capacity building summer school for Heritage Alert and Advocacy
- The European Cultural Heritage Green Paper is now available in French and Spanish